May the blessings of the Holy Spirit be with all of you as we move into summer and Ordinary Time. We are reminded through the celebration of Pentecost to continue to trust in God’s presence in our lives. We are called to give thanks for the Holy Spirit in and throughout our lives in the variety of graces and little wonders available each day.
Last year on the first weekend of June we began our new schedule of Mass. By now it appears that our parishioners have adapted well to the change. I see people from both parishes attending Mass according to which time seems best for them. Congratulations on adjusting well!
Thursday, June 15, from 11:00am-10:00pm, food purchased at El Jalapeno II restaurant will result in a 10% of your bill donation to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Flyers will be in the St. Joseph Bulletin the weekend of June 10-11. Flyers are available at IHM.
On a personal level, June 18 will be my 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. What a wonderful life I have enjoyed! If you are interested in greeting me to mark the occasion, there will be a reception at St. Joseph Social Hall following the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday, June 17. On Sunday, June 18, Father’s Day, there will be a reception at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center following the 11:00am Mass. So that the folks who attend the 9:00 am Mass will not be left out, the Boy Scouts will be serving coffee and donuts after Mass in the Social Hall at St. Joseph.
Sunday, June 25, the Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Diocese with a special Mass at 4:00pm at St. Columba Cathedral. All are welcome to participate.
Praying that you and all your loved ones are blessed throughout the summer months, I remain